Studies on the fauna and ecology of Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of Gevas District (Van). Cent. Ent. Stud., Priamus Suppl. 5: 1-55 [in Turkish].
In this study, the fauna, ecological and zoogeographical features of the butterflies inhabiting in the Gevas district were investigated. For this purpose, totally 1841 specimens belonging to 136 species in the superfamilies Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea were collected by the author. Faunal and ecological information of 140 species were evaluated. Phenology, topography, habitat preference, vertical and horizontal distribution according to the main rock groups in the district were given for each species. Difference of the faunal composition between Gevas district and Erek mountain was also discussed. Among the species, 3 species in Van province and 80 species in GevaÅ district were recorded for the first time. Endangered species in the studied area were also evaluated.